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Baking with Miss Esse

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by charly, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. charly

    charly Guest

    The wife made an Artisan loaf of bread with rosemary and thyme,,, let it proof for 24 hours,, then the dogs enjoyed the heat as we cranked the oven to 450,,,, the end result,, perfectly cooked bread ,,,,can't beat that wood heat.

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  2. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    That's a good looking loaf!!
  3. charly

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    It tastes as good as it looks;lol
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  4. PapaDave

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    Nice Boule.
    The wife asked me to make a loaf with rosemary in and on it last year.
    I didn't like the idea at first, but it came out well. Nice flavor.
    I think we ate it with some homemade soup.
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  5. Dune

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    That is so awesome. My grandmother baked bread in a beehive oven in the cellar.
    Does that stove make hot water too?
    I want one.
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  6. Jack Straw

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    Save me a slice, I'll be right over! ;lol
  7. pen

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    Looks great.

    I'm curious, was she using her own, or a Jim Lahey of Sullivan St Bakery no-knead recipe?
  8. charly

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    Yes , Esse offers a hot water tank as an option, you can then thermosiphon hot water to heat a hot water tank. I choose not to get the hot water option.
  9. charly

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    OK, I'll get a slice warmed and buttered up for ya!;)
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  10. Jack Straw

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    No Butter! I'm on a diet<>
  11. charly

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    Pen,, the wife got the recipe from "Allrecipies.com" , it's a no knead Artisan style bread. Going to get into the bread baking now that we have the Esse. Have to invest in a Kitchen Aid dough mixer. Nice eating good whole grain breads and no additives.
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  12. charly

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    A,,,,one time won't hurt;lol
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  13. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Been making scratch breads/biscuits and such since I was a kid. Can't beat the quality, you know what's in the product, and with a bit of practice, really isn't much effort at all.

    Now if only I had a legitimate oven like that!

    Make sure you are sharing the compliments here with the lady!

    You are a lucky man!

    pen
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  14. charly

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    Next thing she'll be on the hearth.com steeling my chat time;lol.......yes I'll tell her... she is a good woman,,, even helps me stack firewood, sometimes surprising me filling the wood racks in the back porch!;) Common interest.
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    Nice looking loaf. I'd plop a chunk of that in an olive oil, cracked pepper, salt and herb dipping oil. I bet it smelled incredible.
  16. charly

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    That was our first try at baking bread in the Esse,,, it did smell great,,,, even the dough proofing had a really nice smell. I'm sure we'll get better as we continue baking in the Esse. Good idea with the olive oil!
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  17. Tramontana

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    My beloved wife found a book of rustic/artisan breads through Mother Earth News.

    Nothing really compares to home baked bread!

    I will take savory over sweets most any day, and I would usually choose warm bread over cakes and cookies.

    Cheers!
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  18. charly

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    Thanks for the info;)
    Charlie
  19. ScotO

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    Aw, man that looks good. I can smell it through the computer. Wow, now I REALLY want one of those stoves!! I bet a turkey cooked 'low and slow' in that oven would be incredible, too. I'm telling ya, Charly......I built the hearth in my kitchen to accomodated that very stove. Tell me when you are going on vacation and leave the keys to your house under the mat......;):p
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  20. Adios Pantalones

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    Not much better than fresh bread- engages every one of your senses.

    Screw you. Now I'm hungry again.

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